Memcached is a distributed memory caching platform, which is used to enhance the performance of database-driven websites by caching the requests and the replies between the user and the server. Simply put, every time a given page on such a site is requested, the script sends a database query to request the information that should be shown to the visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to go to a different page, the entire process is executed again and this leads to numerous database calls and excessive server load, even more so if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is requested again, the script no longer needs to pull any content from the database, since everything is delivered by the caching platform. Thus, the overall load speed of your website will increase and you will enjoy more pleased visitors and they will be able to surf through your site much faster. At the same time, Memcached "refreshes" its cache every time any content in the database is modified, so the site visitors will never wind up seeing old data.

Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting

Memcached is available as an optional upgrade with each and every cloud web hosting plan offered by our company and if you’d like to use it for any script-based site that you host on our avant-garde cloud platform, you will be able to enable it in a few simple steps through your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you will get the option to upgrade two different things – the number of instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the sites that can use Memcached at the same time, so if you need it for several sites, you can order a handful of instances. The second one has to do with the maximum amount of memory that the system will be permitted to use to cache information, so for numerous websites (or for one single resource-requiring site), you should order more memory for improved performance. The memory comes in increments of 16 megabytes and more memory can be ordered at any point. With Memcached, each script-based Internet site hosted on our cloud servers will open blazing-fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you obtain one of our semi-dedicated server packages, you will find Memcached as an optional upgrade in the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so if you want to use it for any of the sites hosted in the semi-dedicated account, you can activate it with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. The distributed memory caching platform is perfect for any script-powered web application such as Joomla, WordPress, or even an in-house made one, and depending on your demands, you’ll be able to select two separate things – how many websites will use the Memcached platform, i.e. the number of instances; and how much data will be stored, in other words – the amount of system memory that the platform will employ. The two things are not bound to each other, so if you have a traffic-consuming Internet site with a lot of content, you can order one instance and a large amount of memory. The Memcached platform will optimize the overall performance of your sites shortly after you enable it and both you and your site visitors will enjoy faster load speeds.

Memcached in VPS Web Hosting

Memcached is available as standard with all Linux VPS web hosting that are ordered with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The PHP extension it requires to work properly is compiled when the VPS is set up, so you can start using the memory caching platform as soon as your new VPS server is fully ready. The system memory that the Memcached caching platform can employ depends on the given Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the less powerful plans, you’ll get several hundred megabytes that will be at your disposal exclusively for this platform. This will allow you to increase the overall performance of multiple sites hosted on the server simultaneously and to decrease the load on the virtual machine even if you’ve got traffic-consuming script-driven online portals with a lot of visitors. The caching platform can be used with any script – Joomla, Drupal or Mambo, or a custom-developed one, and you will see the better overall performance shortly after you start using it.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting

You can make use of the full potential of Memcached with each dedicated server that we offer if you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel. A special Control Panel section is dedicated to the caching system and you can start using Memcached for any website hosted on the dedicated server with just a few mouse clicks. You can improve the performance of any site, irrespective of what script-powered app you rely on or how popular the website is, since the minimum amount of system memory that Memcached will be able to use is 3 GB and this amount increases significantly with the more powerful dedicated servers. Soon after the system is activated, it will start caching information every time somebody visits your website, so, as soon as sufficient content has been stored, you’ll distinguish the lowered load on your dedicated server and the enhanced overall performance of the Internet site. The Memcached system is being used by many sites, including popular portals like Reddit, Wikipedia and Zynga, which is an evidence of the effectiveness of the caching system.